I am a designer and maker with more than 20 years of experience exploring and shaping materials to serve the needs of commercial and residential clients who love natural materials and well crafted, beautiful furniture. I love generating ideas for clients who are looking for unique solutions especially for reception and conference furniture. I am an excellent designer and engineer and pride myself in being resourceful, partnering with local fabricators, upholsterers, finishers and installers to complete a project from beginning to end. I am hands on when it comes to shaping the making process, selecting materials, and understanding site conditions. I enjoy working closely with clients, I.T. staff, and local vendors to and ensuring function and once in a while delight with my design work. My goal is to generate interesting work using local materials and resources, eventually growing a full line of furniture for the contract market. I also hope to become a solid local employer.
One of our most challenging projects was to design and fabricate custom furniture for Minam River Lodge, a remote wilderness lodge in Eastern Oregon. Because most of the furniture had to be airlifted in by helicopter, we employed a rigorous approach to efficiency. We designed for flat pack shipping and assembly for many pieces, ensuring the structure was solid after they arrived on site and were assembled by the staff. We hand selected reclaimed fir for each piece with the goal of capturing the beauty of aged wood in clean, modern pieces that pay tribute to the experience of the wilderness, a simple way of being.
With: Urban Pattern
Provided interior design services for tenant improvement and furniture specification for a small law firm in Elmhurst Illinois.
Provided custom furniture design and fabrication for a condominium in Portland.